23rd Annual Gemini Awards Honours Five Recipients With Special Awards



    TORONTO, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television today
announced the recipients of its 2008 Special Awards. Each of these winners has
risen to the pinnacle of their profession and distinguished themselves across
the Canadian cultural landscape. They will all be honoured for their
outstanding achievements at upcoming galas in October and November in Toronto.

    This year's honourees include:

    
    -   Canada Award- Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny...presented at
        the Gemini News, Sports and Documentary Gala on Monday, October 20
    -   Gordon Sinclair Award-Don Newman...presented at the Gemini News,
        Sports and Documentary Gala on Monday, October 20
    -   Earle Grey Award-David Gardner...presented at the Gemini Drama,
        Variety and Comedy Gala on Wednesday, October 22
    -   Margaret Collier Award-David Cole...presented at the Gemini Drama,
        Variety and Comedy Gala on Wednesday, October 22
    -   Gemini Humanitarian Award-Gord Martineau...presented at the Gemini
        Broadcast Gala on Friday, November 28

    The Gemini Awards will be presented over four nights in the following
    categories:

    -   Gemini News, Sports and Documentary Gala-Monday, October 20 at
        Toronto's Liberty Grand
    -   Gemini Lifestyle, Children's and Youth Gala-Tuesday, October 21 at
        Toronto's Liberty Grand
    -   Gemini Drama, Variety and Comedy Gala-Wednesday, October 22 at
        Toronto's Liberty Grand
    -   Gemini Broadcast Gala-Friday, November 28 at the John Bassett Theatre
        at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    

    The Broadcast Gala will be simulcast on E! network and Showcase at 9:00
p.m. (ET/PT) Friday, November 28th.
    To review the complete release, please visit www.geminiawards.ca





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Academy of Canadian Cinema &
Television, Chris McDowall, (416) 628-5648, cmcdowall@hccink.com,
www.holmescreativecommunications.com

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